Disney has realized the potential of 3D animated films and was impressed by Pixar as they were not able to appoint John Lasseter as a director so they strive to make a deal with Pixar studios. It was a historic 26 million deal that was made between Pixar and Disney for three consecutive films to be produced by Pixar and the first of them was a toy story, Disney was the ultimate Saviour of the Pixar studios without any investment that might have closed a few years ago.
Pixar and Disney work hand in hand in producing the first-ever computer-generated animated 3D film and then John Lasseter was appointed as the director and Steve Jobs as the executive of the production. A sample film preview of the toy story in 1992 was sent to Pixar Studio and Disney was impressed by the upper management of the Disney studios for keeping the project going and increasing the Investments.
Sometime the Disney Pixar will not go hand to hand with most of the decisions and the scripts that the Pixar initially wrote and when the script was directed into a small preview of and was shown to the Disney to the Pixar, They were very much disappointed with the production of the demo preview and also John Lasseter said that the film was filled with unhappy and mean collector and Disney was to shut down the production of the Pixar and the project was to completely bring to a halt only then John Lasseter said that he will improvise the script and returned by the Pixar with the previous script as now the whole company was on the line which brought Steve Jobs into action and Disney Studio has only given him two weeks to again produce the preview. John Lasseter didn’t give up and he was able to come up with the script that led the production to be resumed in 1994 onwards.
The Film production was a not easy talk for the Studio to be produced with the help of only 1996 Technology it takes a great amount of time for animation to be rendered on the computer-generated graphics, And each frame of the film can take up to 45 minutes up to 30 hours to completely render and this depends upon the details of the frames And every 8 seconds of the film in which the character was speaking took animators around a week to complete. Each shot will pass through 300 computer processors which were running 24 hours to complete the friend.
But again the Pixar Studio was not able to generate enough financial income that it can sustain its studio. The commercials and the software selling process were not enough to sustain the studio’s financial requirements and the threat of financial troubles was on the head of Steve Jobs and Pixar was always on the verge facing financial setbacks if something did not work in the near future.
The film looks even more realistic than any other computer-generated animations have been produced before every small detail was taken into consideration duration for production of the film and this was on a spot on reflection in the toy story when the time was near when the Pixar Toy story was on the verge of the completion and during that time it was becoming clear to Steve Jobs that what amount of power it holds in revolutionizing the filmmaking process. When the Toy story was completed Pixar grossed around 373 million dollars worldwide and when the initial public offering was held then Pixar even crossed Netscape and became one of the biggest IPO of the world.
Toy Story film was released and was gaining huge popularity and was mind-blowing. The CGI that was generated by the computer was never seen before they were first real-life characters with great detail orientation 3D graphics. It captured the attention of the whole industry, Toys and even video game makers based their theme solely on the Toy Story characters. Toy Story became one of the biggest successes and Toy Story was able to single-handedly save Pixar from going bankrupt.
Pixar studios went on producing biggest hit animated series such as Finding Nemo, monster inc., the incredible series, Wall E and the cars series, and many more which you have seen. In 2006 the Pixar Studio was purchased by Disney with 7.6 billion dollars And due to this Steve Jobs also became one of the largest shareholders of the Disney studios.
Despite the tremendous successful history Of the Pixar studios it is hard to imagine that at one point of time there were nearly bankrupt and on the verge of financial collapse, And what has become of the animation today if it had been closed when there were financial troubles or Steve Jobs hadn’t come in Pixar to save them.